Info Activism Teaching Guide

This 9-minute video is intended for undergraduate students and gives an overview of the book’s main arguments. It pairs well as a short lecture to accompany any chapter from the book.

Discussion Questions to Accompany Video

  1. How does information “build worlds” for marginalized communities, and how do these processes of world-building shift our understanding of what information is and what it’s for?
  2. Can you identify any resonances between the information activism practised by lesbian feminists in the past, and contemporary forms of digital activism?
  3. When we look into histories of technologies, why is it important to think beyond concepts like “invention”? What are some other concepts or questions we can ask about these histories if we want to account for the experiences of minorities?